Reign Of Terror Dbq

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The French Revolution started in 1789 and was ended in the late 1790s. The Revolution was driven by the French people's desire to redesign their country's corrupt and unjust Government. This thinking was brought up by the new ideals that the Enlightenment had created. To achieve this new Government, the people of Paris formed a coup d'etat against King Louis the Sixteenth. During the coup King Louis was beheaded by the Guillotine, thus starting what is known as “The Reign of Terror”. This Reign of terror was the result of the French people's paranoia that the enemies of the revolution were going to gain power. The paranoia caused the revolutionaries to sentence anyone who did anything against the resolution to the guillotine, however most

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